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Sorainen

JOGAILOS 4, 01116 VILNIUS, LITHUANIA
Tel:
Work +370 526 85040
Fax:
Fax +370 526 85041
Email:
Web:
www.sorainen.com
Minsk, Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius

Lithuania

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Sorainen

Alternative finance pioneer Sorainen has ‘top knowledge’ and is retained by leading clients such as Nordea and HSBC. Practice head Tomas Kontautas was recently appointed managing partner; he acted for 4finance’s subsidiary on relaunching its Lithuanian consumer credit activities following the company’s removal from the public list of consumer credit providers. Augustas Klezys, who leads the financial services and insurance sector group, was promoted to specialist counsel along with head of private equity Mantas Petkevičius.

Leading individuals

Tomas Kontautas - Sorainen

Next generation lawyers

Augustas Klezys - Sorainen

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Sorainen

Algirdas Pekšys heads Sorainen’s corporate practice, with co-managing partner Laimonas Skibarka and Sergej Butov leading the M&A group. The practice acted as local counsel to advise Providence Equity Partners on its acquisition of BITĖ. Hitachi, Chevron and Hewlett-Packard are key clients. Skibarka and specialist counsel Mantas Petkevičius are the private equity team co-heads. Evaldas Dūdonis was promoted to senior associate.

Leading individuals

Laimonas Skibarka - Sorainen

Next generation lawyers

Mantas Petkevičius - Sorainen

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Sorainen

Sorainen covers a wide array of cases, including bankruptcy, insurance and customs disputes. Clients include Layher Baltic and Wolf Oil, as well as Kelprojektas, which department head Kęstutis Švirinas is representing in public procurement disputes and related issues of EU funding. Senior associate and experienced litigator Laurynas Lukošiūnas head the public procurement group. Renata Beržanskienė and Žygimantas Pacevičius are well regarded.

Leading individuals

Kęstutis Švirinas - Sorainen

Next generation lawyers

Laurynas Lukošiūnas - Sorainen

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Sorainen

Sorainen is handling merger clearance for Nordea as part of its merger with DNB. Practice head Daivis Švirinas reduced a fine imposed on Mantinga by challenging an LCC decision relating to its alleged participation in an illegal retail price maintenance (RPM) agreement with Maxima LT. Other clients include Forum Cinemas, BaltCap and Palink. Senior associate Monika Mališauskaitė and specialist counsel Paulius Koverovas are recommended.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Sorainen

Sorainen ‘delivers quality work’ to clients, which include Google and Teva Europe. Department head Renata Beržanskienė is representing Wolf Oil Corporation in an anti-counterfeiting action against a Lithuanian manufacturer of automotive lubricants and oils, and routinely advises Red Bull on trade mark matters such as a recent case against Pit Bull. Specialist counsel Stasys Drazdauskas heads the communications, media and technology sector group.

Leading individuals

Renata Beržanskienė - Sorainen

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

Sorainen

Sorainen’s strengths include EU and competition-related mandates, regulatory issues, PPP projects and combined heat-and-power (CHP) cogeneration plant developments. Daivis Švirinas heads the practice, within which specialist counsel Paulius Koverovas leads the energy and utilities group; both are representing Modus Group in disputes with the Ministry of Energy and an energy distribution operator concerning the prolongation of a construction permit for electricity capacity development and purchasing green energy from CHP plants. ORLEN Lietuva and Eesti Gaas are clients.

Next generation lawyers

Paulius Koverovas - Sorainen

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Sorainen

Sorainen’s Aušra Mudėnaitė excels in construction and heads the practice with Kęstutis Adamonis, who is an expert in real estate investments. The group is advising Investira on developing a high-rise office and hotel complex, and handled MG Valda’s acquisition of land from Panevėžio keliai. New clients include Eika, Merko statyba and Vastint. Asta Augutytė was promoted to senior associate.

Leading individuals

Aušra Mudėnaitė - Sorainen

Kęstutis Adamonis - Sorainen

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Shipping and transport
Shipping and transport - ranked: tier 2

Sorainen

Senior associate Vaiva Mašidlauskienė leads Sorainen’s practice, which is especially strong in transactional and dispute work in the maritime and aviation sectors, as well as regulatory matters. Mašidlauskienė and Renata Beržanskienė are representing PB Leasing UK in bringing a creditor’s claim against the bankruptcy administrator of Air Lituanica, regarding the early termination of a lease agreement for an aircraft. Klaipėda State Seaport Authority and Cat Cargo Logistics Lietuva are new clients.

Next generation lawyers

Vaiva Mašidlauskienė - Sorainen

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Sorainen

Sorainen assists clients such as 15min with trade marks, licensing and data issues. Recent corporate work includes the structuring of joint ventures and pharmaceuticals industry M&A. Renata Beržanskienė leads the commercial contracts team, and the pharmaceuticals and life sciences practice, while specialist counsel Stasys Drazdauskas heads the communications, media and technology sector group. Clients include Teva Europe and Hewlett-Packard.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Sorainen

Sorainen successfully represented Fauga, Viking Industrier and Byggleverandørene in appealing against a binding ruling made by the State Tax Inspectorate (STI) concerning the transfer of losses in a cross-border matter. New clients include Corit Advisory, Vinted.com and Reyktal Services. Managing partner Tomas Kontautas is well regarded, practice head Saulė Dagilytė was elevated to the partnership and Rasa Mikutienė was promoted to senior associate. Specialist counsel Darius Raulušaitis, who joined from the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Lithuania, expanded the firm’s capabilities in criminal tax work.

Leading individuals

Saulė Dagilytė - Sorainen

Next generation lawyers

Rasa Mikutienė - Sorainen

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